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Electroencephalogram monitoring in the critically ill 

Electroencephalogram monitoring in the critically ill
Electroencephalogram monitoring in the critically ill

Paul M. Vespa

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date: 01 July 2022

Electroencephalography monitoring provides a method for monitoring brain function, which can complement other forms of monitoring, such as monitoring of intracranial pressure and derived parameters, such as cerebral perfusion pressure. Continuous electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring can be helpful in seizure detection after brain injury and coma. Seizures can be detected by visual inspection of the raw EEG and/or processed EEG data. Treatment of status epilepticus can be improved by rapid identification and abolition of seizures using continuous EEG. Quantitative EEG can also be used to detect brain ischaemia and seizures, to monitor sedation and aid prognosis.

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